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Timescales for adult carer support plans and young carer statements: consultation analysis

Published: 19 Aug 2019

Analysis of the consultation on timescales for adult carer support plans and young carer statements for carers of terminally ill persons. This analysis will help inform the development of the terminal illness regulations under the Carers Act 2016.

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Timescales for adult carer support plans and young carer statements: consultation analysis
Consultation Paper Question 3

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Consultation Paper Question 3

Question 3: Do you agree with the proposal to set separate time limits for the first substantive conversation with a carer (as part of the preparation of their ACSP or YCS) and for completion of the ACSP or YCS?

We received 46 responses to this question.

Response Total % of total Breakdown
Individuals Statutory organisations Non-statutory organisations
Agree 39 81% 18 14 7
Disagree 7 15% 5 2 0

There was a clear majority in favour of this proposal across all sectors. Where responses identified reasons for their agreement, the most popular were:

  • Not a simple process would require more than one conversation, possible multiple meetings to conclude ACSP. (23 responses)
  • Early identification/conversation required to manage quick / critical support. (14 responses)
  • Carer requires time to consider needs and engage appropriately. (13 responses)

Of the 7 responses disagreeing the clear reasons were:

  • Individuals (5): Felt the process should be as quick as possible due to terminal diagnosis. One felt the initial conversation should be the ACSP without further stages to the process.
  • Statutory (2): Timescales are already embedded in good practice, which take into account a range of different carer circumstances. May not be appropriate for carers to engage within these timescales. Timescales which are not linked to carers' circumstances could have a potential negative impact on the quality of the plan.

Contact

Email: joanne.pierce@gov.scot